Biochemistry Health Professions

The B.S. in Biochemistry prepares students for advanced degrees in biochemistry or biophysics, for medical, dental or veterinary schools and for careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. A Health Professions option is also offered within the B.S. in Biochemistry for students whose career goals are in fields related to biochemistry. This option allows more flexibility in upper division electives, permitting students to tailor the degree to their needs.

Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry; Health Professions Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 99

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Core50-51
Biochemistry
Biology
General and Organic Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Upper Division Core25-26
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Analytical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Biology Laboratory Course
Advanced Electives21
Ethics3
Total Hours99-101

Lower Division Core

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

50 Total Credits Required

Biochemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

BCH 110Intro Biology for Biochemists3
BCH 111Intro Biol for Biochemists Lab1
BCH 294Seminar/Workshop1
Total Hours5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biology

Rule: All of the following courses are required

BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOB 272Genetics and Evolution4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General and Organic Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

CHMY 141NCollege Chemistry I4
CHMY 142NCollege Chemistry I Lab1
CHMY 143NCollege Chemistry II4
CHMY 144NCollege Chemistry II Lab1
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
CHMY 224Organic Chemistry II Lab2
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Rule: Either the PHSX 205N-PHSX 208N or the PHSX 215N-PHSX 218N sequence may be completed

Select one of the following sequences:10
Sequence 1:
College Physics I
College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
College Physics II Laboratory
Sequence 2:
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Rule: Either the M 162/M 263 sequence or the M 171/M 172 sequence may be completed

Select one of the following:7-8
Applied Calculus
and
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Total Hours7-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Core

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

25 Total Credits Required

Biochemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

BCH 480Advanced Biochemistry I3
BCH 482Advanced Biochemistry II3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Microbiology

Rule: The following course is required

BIOM 360General Microbiology (equiv to 260)3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Analytical Chemistry

Rule: All of the following courses are required

CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Inorganic Chemistry

Rule: The following course is required

CHMY 401Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

Rule: Choose 1 of the following courses

CHMY 360Applied Physical Chemistry3-4
or CHMY 373 Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biology Laboratory Course

Rule: Choose one of the following lab courses

Select one of the following:2
Immunology Laboratory
Biological Electron Microscopy
General Microbiology Lab
General Parasitology Lab
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Electives

Rule: Choose 21 credits from the courses listed

Note: No more than 3 credits combined of BIOB 490, CHMY 490, CHMY 498 and BCH 490. No more than 3 credits combined of CHMY 397 and CHMY 494.

Select 21 credits from the following:21
Biochemistry Research Lab
Undergraduate Research
Developmental Biology
General Genetics
Immunology
Immunology Laboratory
Adv Cell & Molecular Biology
Biological Electron Microscopy
Genomics
Adv Undergrad Research
Human AP I for Health Profsns
Human AP II for Health Profsns
Hematology
Principles Medical Physiology
Medical Microbiology
Microbial Genetics
Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab
General Parasitology
General Parasitology Lab
Virology
Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy
Teaching Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab
Descriptive Inorganic Chem
Aquatic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
FT-NMR Optn for Undrgrd Rsrch
Undergraduate Research
Seminar/Workshop
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Medicinal Chem I
Medicinal Chem II
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethics

Rule: Complete the following course

CHMY 305EEthics, Literature and Writing in the Sciences3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-